Unitel subsidiary secures Zambia’s fourth mobile licence

20 Mar 2018

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has announced that it will award the country’s fourth mobile licence to UZI Zambia Limited, a unit of Netherlands-registered Unitel International Holdings with operations in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde and Portugal. UZI Zambia has pledged to invest more than USD350 million in the deployment wireless services, including the rollout of a nationwide 4G LTE network. The operator will receive a Network Licence under the ‘International Market Segment’ category and a Service Licence under the ‘National Market Segment’ category, along with ‘the associated resources’.

UZI Zambia, which beat one other unnamed bidder for the licence, will compete with the Zambian market’s three existing mobile operators MTN, Airtel and Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel).

Zambia, Unitel (Angola), Unitel International Holdings, UZI Zambia Mobile, Zambia Info. & Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA)